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(jihf' tuh) Place name meaning, “he opened or broke up.” City in tribal territory of Judah (Joshua 15:43 ). It may have been located at modern Terqumiyeh halfway between Hebron and Beit Jibrin. Most modern translations transliterate as “Iphtah.” The personal name Jephthah has the same Hebrew spelling. See Jephthah .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jiphtah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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